…Loses General Secretary, kwara chapter chairman
By Rita Esegine
Following the death of its General Secretary, and Kwara State chapter chairman, Comrade (Barr.) Musa-Lawal Ozigi and Comrade Akin Akinsola, respectively, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has called on the Federal Government “to rise up to the occasion to stop the killing of innocent Nigerians.”
In a press statement signed by it National President, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, the Congress said As it stands, no where is safe now, we can not travel by air, road is not safe and neither is the rail. Is Nigeria a failed state? It is unfortunate.
The statement in full said, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria lost its Secretary General, Comrade (Barr.) Musa-Lawal Ozigi, mni and Kwara State Chairman, Comrade Akin Akinsola. They were among the people killed by terrorists in the Abuja-Kaduna train bombing that occurred yesterday around past 7:00pm.
“They were on their way to Kaduna for an official assignment slated for today, Tuesday 29 March, 2022. Comrade Ozigi served in the capacity of General Secretary, Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA), an affiliate of TUC for almost two decades before he joined the Congress in 2012. Comrade Akinsola was a staff of Dangote Flour Mill under OLAM. They were both seasoned Trade Unionists.
“We call on government at all levels, especially the Federal Government to rise up to the occasion to stop the killing of innocent Nigerians. As it stands, no where is safe now – we can not travel by air, road is not safe and neither is the rail. Is Nigeria a failed state? It is unfortunate.
“The Congress condoles with the families and friends of our comrades and the good people of Kogi State for this irreparable loss. May God rest their soul. Amen.”